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A terrific story of a young Latino boy who is spotted by an ex-scout, playing in a park in Los Angeles, and wins himself a trial at one of England's Premier League clubs - Newcastle United. Struggling to cope with the gritty Northern weather, the rivalries and jealousies from other players and dodgy scouts, he has just this one shot at fulfilling his dream.He has the skill, but does he have the pace and stamina necessary for success? A riveting tale of one underdog, the first of three fantastic football movies coming over 2005-2007.
|Publication date:||15th September 2005|
|Publisher:||Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
ROBERT RIGBY is the co-writer of BOY SOLDIER with Andy McNab. A professional screenwriter whose work includes scripts for Byker Grove, he has also run literacy, drama and writing projects, doing outreach work in Education Action Zone schools and writing and staging drama for and with young people. He is particularly interested in writing that appeals to reluctant boy readers. Most importantly, he is also a very keen football fan!More About Robert Rigby